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Armenian Currency

Currency

ARMENIAN CURRENCY

In Armenia officially all payments have to be made in the country’s national currency, so knowing Armenian money is an indispensable skill if you are planning a visit any time soon.

The Armenian national currency is the Dram (AMD). The word “dram” translates into English as “money” and is cognate with the Greek drachma and the Arabic dirham. One dram is equal to 100 lumas.

To date, drams are represented by 12 denominations: paper bills are issued in denominations of 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000 and 100,000 drams. Coins replace all banknotes less than 1,000 drams (10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 drams). The Armenian dram is also a currency of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

 

The front of 1,000 drams note, featuring a poet Yeghishe Charents

The back of 1,000 drams note, featuring an old Yerevan

The front of 5,000 drams note, featuring a poet Hovhannes Tumanyan

The back of 5,000 drams note, featuring a detail of Lori nature from Martiros Saryan’s painting

The front of 10,000 drams note, featuring a poet Avetik Isahakyan

The back of 10,000 drams note, featuring an old Gyumri

The front of 20,000 drams note, featuring a painter Martiros Saryan

The back of 20,000 drams note, featuring a detail of Armenia’s landscape from Martiros Saryan’s painting

The front of 50,000 drams note, featuring Echmiadzin Cathedral

The back of 50,000 drams note, featuring St. Gregory the Illuminator and King Tiridates the Great lifting up the Armenian Church

The front of 100,000 drams note, featuring the King Abgar V of Edessa

ARMENIAN COINS